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River Rock Hosts Youth Registration

March 13, 2012 02:23 PM
River Rock Participants with Sen Mark Grisanti

RRTEA Hosts Youth Registration Night event 

River Rock Tennis and Education Association (RRTEA) hosted a free Youth Registration Night event at Nazareth Lutheran Church Gymnasium in Buffalo on Friday, March 2.

The event was sponsored by USTA Eastern, Buffalo Niagara Community Tennis Association (BNCTA), Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns, and Councilman Joseph Golombek.

Turnout was excellent.  37 youth took part, with a majority of the kids experiencing tennis for the first time.  Many parents participated in the fun, and several joined their children in the annual longest rally competition.  It was great to see families engaged in fun physical activity promoting healthy lifestyles

The event served as the kick off to the 2012 tennis season for RRTEA.  Throughout the night, RRTEA volunteers registered youth for this summer’s QuickStart Tennis (QST) camp and USTA Jr. Team Tennis (JTT) League that will take place at Riverside Park.  RRTEA’s next community event will be a Tennis Block Party in May.  New York State Senator Mark Grisanti made a special appearance at the event and pledged his support for RRTEA’s upcoming spring and summer programs.

Anyone interested in volunteering for RRTEA or learning more about their programs should contact Joe Steger, Tennis Service Representative (TSR) for the Western Region, at steger@eastern.usta.com.